Area Sports

Little resigns as Kirk Academy football coach

Kirk Academy football coach Jason Little resigned Wednesday morning after just one season. The GrenadaStar received word via text message from school headmaster Dr. Randy Poss Wednesday morning. The Raiders finished 1-9 this past season. Little was the fifth coach in nine years at the school.

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Chargers survive weather, blast Lewisburg

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Playing in weather more suited for ducks, the Grenada Chargers took care of the ball and cruised to a 41-0 win in Region 1-5A action Friday at Charger Stadium. With the win, Grenada improves to 5-6 overall and 4-2 inside the region. Lewisburg dropped to 6-4 overall and 2-4 inside…

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Rose selects Ole Miss

Kirk Academy senior track standout Morgan Claire Rose announced that she will attend Ole Miss on a track scholarship. The daughter of Chuck an Lacey Rose, Morgan Claire recently won the Watson Ford Classic at Choctaw Trails in Clinton. She turned in a course-best time of  17:50.41 ran the second fastest 5K time all time…

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Lady Chargers blank Cleveland Central

The Grenada Lady Chargers slow pitch softball team was hoping to gain some momentum heading into the postseason. They closed the regular season with three home games. Veteran Coach Leslie Lancaster would have liked to win all three, but they came up short in the opening game of a doubleheader against Calhoun City Monday at…

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Raiders face long time rival PA Mustangs

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Coming off a disappointing loss to North Delta, the Kirk Raiders will hop on a bus today to make the short trip to play longtime rival Pillow Academy. Kirk lost a 28-26 decision to North Delta when a two-point conversion failed in the final 30 seconds of the contest. Now,…

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Chargers, Raiders return home tonight

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor There will be plenty of traffic tonight as both Kirk Academy and Grenada High School have home football games. Ashley Kuhn’s Chargers return home for the second time in seven weeks this season. hosting Lake Cormorant in a Region 1-5A contest. Over at Kirk Academy, the Raiders hope to snap…

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Put 500,000 quarters in the parking meter, please

ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III      Recently, at the suggestion of a reader, we encouraged drivers to use their headlights on the road. (Reminder: Please use your headlights when you wipers are on.)      Today, I want to address an item that scares me to death.      In the evening and very early…

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Turnovers difference as Chargers go 0-2

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor CLEVELAND – Winning the turnover battle. It’s something that coaches stress to the players each day. Grenada High School Head Coach Ashley Kuhn thought that would be the difference against the Cleveland Central Wolves. He turned out to be right on target, The Chargers had two interceptions returned for touchdowns.…

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Special teams breakdowns difference in GHS loss

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor MEMPHIS – Grenada High School football coach Ashley Kuhn voiced his concerns heading into Friday’s season opener against Christian Brothers High School. One of his concerns heading into the game was putting his young, inexperienced defensive group against the big offensive line of Christian Brothers. It was also the first…

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Turnovers, missed tackles doom Raiders

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor   First-year Kirk Academy head coach Jason Little stresses to his players daily to give hard effort until the final horn has sounded. He got just that from his players in his first game leading the Raiders. Despite trailing by as many as 32 points on two different occasions, Kirk…

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